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DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Bags with Sticky Spiderwebs + Moving Spiders (eek!)

Here’s a spooky DIY Halloween trick or treat bag free pattern with ‘sticky’ spiderwebs and creepy spiders that can move and crawl around. Eek! The sticky spiderwebs on the DIY Halloween trick-or-treat bag are actually thin strips that I cut from VELCRO® Brand fasteners… …and the spiders have a bit of VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back …

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Cute DIY 1st Birthday Bib Tutorial

Make a DIY 1st birthday bib for your baby’s 1st birthday party! It’s a cute detail that looks great in 1st birthday photos. I’m loving this DIY 1st birthday bib that I made for Liam using Handmade Charlotte stencils, FolkArt paint, and a little bit of sewing. Plaid sent me the Party set from Rachel Faucett’s …

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DIY Washable Baby Placemats For Clip-On Chairs

This free pattern for DIY wipeable baby placemat attaches to clip-on highchairs (and restaurant high chairs too!). It covers the table …and unlike baby plates, your little darling can’t throw it onto the floor. I actually came up with this baby placemat pattern a few years back for my daughter, Elise, who is now three. …

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DIY Heart Tea Bags Tied to Yummy Heart Cookies

Warm your sweetie’s heart with this clever tea & cookies combo: Handsewn teabags tied to yummy cookies that anchor the teabag as it steeps. I came up with the idea while making tea with my plain old loose teabags. No surprise my sweet tooth was craving cookies …and thought that maybe they could weigh down …

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Super Bowl Craft Idea: Make a no-sew DIY football shirt for kids

Make a cute and easy DIY football shirt for kids for your little Super Bowl fan — no sewing required! All you need for this no-sew football t-shirt or onesie for baby is a t-shirt, ribbon, and some fusible webbing to iron it all together. Easy no-sew DIY football shirt for kids There are a …

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Extra-long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

This longer baby bib free sewing pattern with pocket is for all the messy toddlers out there and their moms (AKA me) who are tired of doing their laundry. All of Elise’s baby bibs were much too short …not only were her bibs not keeping food off of her clothes but they also were looking …

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Easy DIY baby tag blanket free sewing pattern

Make a DIY baby tag blanket for snuggly newborns to cuddle and learn and play! This baby tag blanket with ribbon loops and super-soft minky fabric is a DIY baby gift for my friend Cristin‘s crazy cute newborn daughter, Margot. My DIY baby tag blanket free sewing pattern is a simplified, pocket-less, and slightly-larger version …

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DIY Pillow from a Pile of Leftover Sofa Fabric Swatches

Make a DIY pillow from a pile of leftover sofa fabric swatches. It takes just an hour or so to put together this pillow with a quilted look that actually doesn’t require any quilting. It was really quick and easy to make and I’ll even show you how to put in a pillow zipper. Oh …

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Insulated Holder for Stick Popsicles and Frozen Yogurt

Cold tiny hands no more! Elise loves stick popsicles and frozen yogurt tubes. Truly, she’s a junkie. But she doesn’t like it when her hands get cold, which means I don’t like it when she sets the sticky treats on the table (or ick, on the floor) to take a temperature break. My short-term fix …

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DIY curved burp cloth free pattern for baby

This curved baby burp cloth free sewing pattern is reversible, recycled, and super easy to make — you’ll be able to knock out this DIY burp cloth pattern in no time flat. During my nesting frenzy before our son Liam was born, I rummaged through all our towels (among other things) and set aside the …

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{DIY or Buy} Pin cushion thread catcher free pattern – or where to buy if your plate is full

I’m back with another DIY or Buy, this time featuring pin cushion thread catcher patterns. Trust me, if you like to sew, this guy is going to become your new best friend. Thread catchers act as little trashcans for your stray threads and empty spools and you can set them wherever you happen to be …

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Tiered ruffle baby dress free sewing pattern

This free tiered baby dress sewing pattern has subtle gathered ruffled tiers and a classic pillowcase-dress-inspired neckline with ribbon ties that’s perfect for late spring and summer. And it’s super easy to sew. This sewing pattern was totally inspired by a piece of fabric; specifically, the Texas Modern Strips Coral fabric at Spoonflower by Jacinda …

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Kid’s pillowcase free sewing pattern with secret pocket for nighttime treasures

This free pillowcase pattern features a super cute little pocket for tucking in nighttime treasures. Kids can use the pillowcase pocket to store flashlights and bedtime friends. Adults can tuck in tissues, earplugs, or a mobile phone alarm clock (although I recommend putting your phone on airplane mode and turning off the wireless first). I …

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Kid’s non-slip fabric Play-Doh mat or coloring mat

I sewed this non-slip fabric kid’s play mat for Play-Doh and coloring for our living room coffee table. The DIY fabric kid’s play mat is super oversized (16″ x 28″) to give lots of playing room. It’s machine washable, hang dry. And did I mention the play mat is non-slip too? Yep, I backed it …

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Kid-sized Messenger Bag Free Pattern and Sewing Tutorial

This free child-sized messenger bag pattern is the perfect shrunken size for the special kid in your life. Make this DIY kids messenger bag free sewing pattern in a couple evenings. This kids messenger bag free sewing pattern is a variation of my free bridesmaid’s handbag sewing pattern and my free shoulder handbag sewing pattern …

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Baby burp cloths with loops for toys or binkies

My friend Jolyn, the Queen of Handmade Burp Cloths, taught me years ago how to turn regular white burp cloths into posh fabric-covered burp cloth sets in less than an hour. Cute, huh? And oh so useful too – my #1 baby gift criteria. Recently it seems like everyone is having babies and I have …

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